The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
Shades of Ray | 9/26/2017 | Post a comment
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray | 2/21/2017 | 5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray | 1/16/2017 | 3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Ericsson Gets a Wake-Up Call
Shades of Ray | 11/9/2016 | 9 comments
Former executive and now head of innovation at Sweden's national carrier writes a blunt open letter to the new Ericsson CEO.
Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
Shades of Ray | 9/20/2016 | 1 comment
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
Facebook Gets Its Drone On
Shades of Ray | 7/22/2016 | 7 comments
The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?
ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray | 5/20/2016 | 3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
ADVA Lays Bare Its Virtual Switch
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2016 | Post a comment
ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.
The Key Steps to NFV Success
Shades of Ray | 4/20/2016 | Post a comment
A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.
Juniper Buying BTI: Is That Enough?
Shades of Ray | 1/28/2016 | 3 comments
Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?
Job Alert! BT Needs a New CTO
Shades of Ray | 1/11/2016 | 6 comments
Critical appointment for UK incumbent as it once again adds mobile to the mix and takes its first steps towards a virtualized cloud infrastructure.
Who Might Replace HPE at Telefónica?
Shades of Ray | 12/24/2015 | 4 comments
Telefónica has dumped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its lead virtualization partner -- so who might step into HPE's shoes? Huawei and NEC look best placed of the equipment vendors but an independent integrator might be favored.
NIA Phase 2 Test: VNF Management
Shades of Ray | 12/10/2015 | 1 comment
With the Phase 1 test completed and a report published, the New IP Agency (NIA) is prepping its Phase 2 NFV test with a focus on VNF management.
Cisco + Ericsson: From Soup to Nuts
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015 | 2 comments
If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
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